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January Jobs Report – New Jobs in the New Year (Video)



The January jobs report came out on Friday, February 6, 2015. The report showed continued improvement of job growth across sectors in the United States, and a small but meaningful increase in the employment-to-population ratio. A surprising area of growth was in the retail sector, which usually…

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Swiss Currency Move Shocks Global Markets



On 15 January, the Switzerland’s central bank, the Swiss National Bank (SNB), surprised – no, shocked – economists and markets alike when it announced that it had abandoned the floor for their currency, the Swiss franc (CHF). Introduced in 2011, a minimum exchange rate target has been…

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